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The sad, inevitable death of Pandora

The sad, inevitable death of Pandora

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Music lovers will have one less place to discover new music if the worst comes to pass, and internet radio pioneer Pandora shuts down as threatened.  And that would be a damn shame for me, as I've discovered a lot of wonderful new artists and songs through the service. For those who haven't used the (free) site, Pandora basically works like this - you create a "station" by entering an artist or a song you like.  The site, taking advantage of the Music Genome Project, streams random tracks that share similar qualities to your selection.  As each song plays, you can issue a "thumbs up" or "thumbs down", and that further fine-tunes what you hear. It's a fantastic idea, and as I said I've found a lot of great stuff using it.  But its existence is now threatened, thanks to a 2007 ruling f